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THE SOLUTION
THE SOLUTION

Irrigation Furniture

Umwelt
Environment
Stadtplanung
Urban Planning
Wasser
Water

Irrigation Furniture

Multifunctional irrigation street furniture offers the possibility to collect and store rainwater until it is needed. When needed, which can be calculated based on a wide variety of data sources using algorithms, the storage tanks can be opened automatically. This allows water to be released to trees in the surrounding area in precise quantities and at specific times. At the same time, irrigation infrastructure can also serve as seating, so that it does not take up space while adding to the quality of the space.

SUSTAINABILITY CHECK: HOW DOES IRRIGATION FURNITURE HELP?

  • Decentralized storage options for rainwater.
  • Resource-saving use of water through targeted and efficient irrigation.
  • Savings on irrigation trips and the associated CO2 emissions.
  • Irrigation possibilities in poorly accessible areas.
  • Seating for the population.
  • Flexibility: furniture can be installed permanently or temporarily, and in either case can be stationary or mobile.

Requirments

  • The products that can be used for this solution require space.
  • Irrigation furniture must be placed as close as possible to the trees they are to water; otherwise, longer and more maintenance-intensive pipes - and their installation - will be required.
  • Various data sources can be used along with an algorithm to calculate the necessary watering levels for trees. These include, for example, weather data, sensor data or tree cadastres.

OUR RATING

Irrigation street furniture is a reliable and proven way to collect rainwater and irrigate green spaces. They can supply trees with sufficient water in a resource-saving manner. However, before installing this solution, municipalities should be aware of the high level of maintenance and required expertise, as well as the potential risk posed by frost damage. The irrigation street furniture must be emptied before winter.

Which SDGS are addressed?

In order to create globally sustainable structures, the member states of the United Nations have set themselves 17 goals by 2030, which are set out in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

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Berlin's urban trees are suffering from drought and you can help them!  

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Associated challenge(s)

(The) Challenge(s) that can be overcome with the help of this solution.
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Watering Green Spaces Efficiently

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Open Weather Map API

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